Nantwich Players was founded in 1927 as Nantwich Play-Reading Circle and is a registered charity. Their main activities are producing seven plays a year (one always staged by the Youth Theatre) and holding regular Tuesday social events.
Each play has a different director, and every single play involves new members in one role or another. They are always looking for new members so if you can, or would like to, act, paint, sew, design, serve behind the bar or many other activities that take place off-stage, get in touch.
This is a hobby which can take a lot or a little of your time. Why not give it a try?
The theatre seats 82 people all with a good view of the stage. Five plays and a Youth Theatre production each year means that the building is in almost constant use.
Rehearsals are held on Mondays and Thursdays for the main productions, while the Youth Theatre rehearse and hold workshops during their Friday meetings. Social events take place on Tuesdays. Five Newsletters are sent out each year to Members and Friends.
The Youth Theatre has its own programme of events including theatre workshops and the opportunity to take part in the senior productions.
Tickets are sold three weeks before each productions opens and are sold through Nantwich Town Council Tourist Information Centre in the Civic Hall in Beam Street, Nantwich. Call in person or ring 01270 600727, tickets are also available to buy online. Actual dates are given on the Nantwich Players website. Tickets will be held at the Theatre on the day of performance if you cannot collect them earlier.
Nantwich Players Youth Theatre brings you ‘The Roses of Eyam’ by Don Taylor.
History has a tendency to repeat itself. As memory fades, events from the past can become events of the present. In March 2020 the world went into lock down as a direct result of something no one at that time had heard of; a potentially life-threatening virus called Covid 19. Two years later, numerous lockdowns, and as this goes to press, 153,000 casualties alone in the UK.
We tend to think that plagues only happen in other countries but The Roses of Eyam, a historical drama written by Don Taylor explores The Great Plague that swept Britain in 1665/66, and the events that took place just over the border to Cheshire, in the small village of Eyam. It is largely based on the heroic actions of the community in the ‘Plague Village’ in Derbyshire, between September and December, of those years. Already troubled by the divisions arising from the recent Civil War, some villagers supported the Parliament; others had fought for Charles I at the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.
Directed by Michaela Warrilow performances will be at 7.45pm on 23rd – 26th March 2022. Tickets priced at £9.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) or on-line at www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk from Tuesday 1st March 2022 at 9am.
Nantwich Players, One Love Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5BH
Telephone: 01270 624556
Box Office: 01270 600727
- Removable seats to enable space for wheelchairs
- Disabled parking spaces on Love Lane carpark
- Wheelchair available to take customers from car to theatre
- Disabled access toilets